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POLICE GOVERNMENT & BAILIFF AUCTIONS DIRECTORYBelow is a list of auctioneers around the country who often undertake the resale of property from the police, bailiffs and other public authorities. Your next simple step is to visit the websites or contact the nearest ones to you and find out the next viewing times and auction dates! Many of them can supply catalogues of current and previous auctions. You will be truly amazed at the savings you can make! Towards the end of the guide, you may find 10-15 places not necessarily connected to public authorities. Some of them are renowned Auctioneers or Salesrooms where you can find outstanding items or bargains; the rest are really useful Internet portals that provide lists, catalogues, news etc. for hundreds of auctions nationwide. I hope you find this extra information helpful. Im sure you appreciate the possible value this information could mean to you and that the data contained in this document is not easy to come by! If your happy with this information please do leave feedback and I will do the same.

Wingetts Auction Room 29 Holt Street Wrexham LL13 8DH Tel: 01978 353553 Fax: 01978 353264 auctions@wingetts.co.uk http://www.wingetts.co.uk/

Auction galleries in Wrexham that hold weekly general sales and monthly antique, fine art and collectable sales. Weekly Auctions of Victorian, Edwardian and Modern furnishings and effects. Also general household sales including electrical goods, furniture, metalware etc. Monthly Auctions of Fine Art and Antiques. Online sales search/listing facility available. Wingetts act for Banks, Building Societies, County Courts, Leading Law Firms, and Private Individuals. Valuation services for Executors, trustees and individuals, for purposes of: Sale, Probate, Insurance, Family Division and Financial planning. Stock that includes most house clearance contents.

Scarborough Borough Council Estates Manager Estates Services Town Hall Scarborough YO11 2HG Tel. 01723 232464 Fax 01723 232433 estates@scarborough.gov.uk http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/

The Council does not generally auction its property, but has tended to use the informal tendering route. If the Council uses external agents then it would use only Chartered Surveyors only.

The Council will generally invite agents to tender for the commission and depending upon the property will use local or regional agents. Examples of agents used in the past are as follows: Regional: DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Chestertons - Humberts Leisure Donaldsons Carter Jonas Local: Chapman Preston & Hastie - Ward price Staintons - Edward Astin & Co Cundalls - Boulton & Cooper

UK Police Property Disposal Surrey Police Online Mount Browne Sandy Lane Surrey GU3 1HG 01483 571 212 http://www.bumblebeeauctions.co.uk

Continuous Online UK Police Property Disposal virtual website Lost and found - Stolen/recovered In November 1997, Surrey Police and the Metropolitan Police mounted a display of property at Epsom Race Course. It was a great success and the comments from Victims led to work commencing on the creation of this site. Items include: Electrical equipment Computer equipment Mobile phones Cameras - Clocks & watches Vehicles & bicycles Hi-fis, car stereos CDs & DVDs Clothes & textiles Jewellery Sports equipment Toys & games Tools - Miscellaneous Free registration allows for the real-time search and management of the complete database for all current and previous auctions.

Fellows & Sons Auctioneers Augusta House 19 Augusta Street Birmingham B18 6JA Tel: 0121 212 2131 Fax: 0121 212 1249 info@fellows.co.uk http://www.fellows.co.uk

Corporate Asset Recovery Experience in dealing with the disposal of both retailing and manufacturing businesses to handle large consignments of: Retail Jewellery Stocks Manufacturing Jewellers - Fancy Goods - Retail & Wholesale - Gem merchants & Lapidaries - Reproduction & Modern Furnishings - Wines & Spirits - Costume Jewellery & Fashion Accessories Auctions Specialist areas: Antique & Modern Jewellery - Pawnbrokers Unredeemed Jewellery Pledges - Antique & Modern Silver - Antique & Later Furnishings Pictures & Prints Collectables - Ceramics, Porcelain & Glass - Clocks & Watches Plated Ware, Coins & Medals - Toys & Dolls - Scientific Instruments

Lost & Found Property Department Grampian Police Force Headquarters, Queen Street, Aberdeen AB10 1ZA Tel: 0845 600 5 700 http://www.grampian.police.uk/customercentre/lostprop/lostproperty.cfm

All found property is retained by the Police for a period of 2 months to allow time for the loser to reclaim it. The finder is then given a further month in which to claim back the property after which the property is set aside for disposal as directed by the Chief Constable, usually by sale at auction. There are normally four such auctions per year at approximately three month intervals. Forthcoming sales are advertised on the above website.

Thainstone Specialist Auctions ANM Group Ltd. Thainstone Centre Inverurie Aberdeenshire AB51 5XZ Scotland Tel: 01467 623770 Fax: 01467 623771 tsa@goanm.co.uk http://www.goanm.co.uk/

Thainstone Specialist Auctions has extensive experience in disposal sales and valuations of Specialised Machinery, Equipment, Plant, Vehicles, Police Property (Grampian Police) and Domestic Goods including Antiques. Thainstone Centre holds twice weekly sales of vehicles, weekly sales of domestic entries or special consignments and seven large sales per annum of Industrial, Agricultural & Building plant & equipment. Large and small liquidation/disposal sales are held throughout the country. Vehicle sales: Around 200 vehicles including 4x4's, Light & Heavy Commercials, Trailers, Plant & Machinery, are presented weekly from Trade, Companies, Police & other Public Utilities and Private Individuals Furniture sales (weekly) Office & computing equipment sales Plant & Equipment sales: Liquidations, Receiverships, Administrations, Sheriff Officers or general business disposal sales Items include: Catering & Hotel Equipment, Office Furniture & Equipment, Designer Clothing, Retail Fittings, Retail Stocks, Photographic Equipment, Laboratory Equipment, Computers, Shrubs & Plants, Garden Equipment and Fitness & Leisure Equipment. Tender Sale of Ex-Military Vehicles Shop & Retail auctions Antique Auction sales (Quaterly) Whisky Auction sales Border Fine Art sales Also, Online Auctions are held on the website for: Aberdeen & Northern Marts (Agricultural Items, Machinery, Livestock, Fodder etc) and Thainstone Specialist Auctions (Vehicles, Coins, Furniture, TENDER Sales and Specialist Items etc.)

Market Street Chambers Abergavenny Monmouthshire NP7 5SD Tel: 01873 852624 Fax: 01873 857311 info@strakerchadwick.com http://www.strakerchadwick.co.uk/

Agricultural Auctions (livestock, machinery etc.) & Property Sales. Also regular sales of Antique Furniture and Effects are held as well as Specialist and Collectors' Sales including Fine and Rare Wines and wine related artefacts. Items also include metalware, glass, china & porcelain, pictures & prints, clocks etc. Catalogues are provided on the website.

AJH Stamps Ltd The Laurels Manchester Road Accrington LANCS BB5 2PF Tel: +44 (0) 1254 393740 Fax: +44 (0) 1254 382274 sales@ajhstamps.co.uk http://www.ajhstamps.co.uk/

Member of the Philatelic Trading Society 2006 Catalogue & Buy Forms available on the website. Monthly Public Auctions at The Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancs. Approximately 800+ lots including large cartons, boxes, collection folder lots, foreign Commonwealth and Great Britain + 600 sets and single items. Sale rate is approximately 800 lots per hour.

May & Son Units 1,3 & 4 Delta Works Salisbury Road Shipton Bellinger Hampshire SP9 7UN Tel 01980 846000 Fax 01980 846600 enquiries@mayandson.com http://www.mayandson.com/

Family run firm of Auctioneers, regular monthly sales include: Furniture, Antiques, Pictures, Toys, Collectables, Coins, Stamps, Glass, Silver, Jewellery, Ceramics and Ephemera. Auctions held on the premises; specialist sales are also held either on or off site. Catalogues are available on the website. Items are removed for sale from residences in the district, on instructions from Trustees, Executors and Private Vendors. Entries are accepted along with Executors and Trustee's items, with many referrals of deceased estates from Solicitors.

West Midlands Police - Biddle & Webb Limited Ladywood, Middleway, Birmingham B16 0PP Tel: 0121 455 8042 Fax: 0121 454 9615 info@biddleandwebb.com http://www.biddleandwebb.co.uk/

Specialist Art, Antique, Silver & Jewellery, Toy & Juvenalia, and weekly Collectors Sales. On a weekly basis 1,500 lots on average varying from antique furniture and Victorian watercolours through to modern office and commercial equipment. Miscellaneous sales: Edwardian Furniture, Shippers Items and Bric-a-Brac General Furniture, Office Equipment, Liquidated Stock etc Acts as advocates for Property or Estate Clearances and on behalf of solicitors, trustees or individuals. West Midlands Police use Biddle & Webb

Charles Taylor & Sons Auction Centre 26 Missouri Avenue Salford M50 2NP Tel. 0161 737 5252 Fax 0161 737 5959 webenquiry2@charlestaylor.co.uk http://www.charlestaylor.co.uk

Service supporting the whole of the U.K. - Regular Auctions and Tender Sales of Stocks and Equipment General Auction Industrial Machinery and Equipment Vehicle Sale Art Gallery Auction Items for sale: Single items to Containers full of Plant and Machinery, Electrical, Textiles, Clothing, Furniture, Trade Stocks, Food Stocks, Jewellery, Gold Bullion, Motor, Vehicles, Cars to LGV's, boats, Light Aircraft